Sarah and Ryan’s Stylish Ko Pha Ngan Beach Wedding

Portfolio • Asia, News, Weddings • Posted on 30th May 2016 • Posted by Liam Collard

This February Liam and Stam had the great pleasure of photographing Sarah and Ryan’s stylish Ko Pha Ngan beach wedding at the secluded Salad Buri Resort and Spa on the peaceful island in Thailand. South African Ryan and American Sarah both felt that the stunning Thai island was the obvious choice for their elegant wedding, having both spent time there they consider it “[their] happiest place”. The Frangipani tree-lined grounds of the isolated Salad Buri Resort offered the perfect combination of contemporary and traditional Thai design for their romantic union.

For Sarah and Ryan a thrilling skydiving adventure in Key West turned into an incredibly romantic adventure of another kind when he proposed to her after jumping out of a plane together. After one of the most exciting proposals we’ve heard about, the wedding certainly didn’t disappoint. The sun-drenched February wedding was an exquisite and delightfully fun event, each delicate detail was perfectly planned by Sarah and Ryan and their fantastic wedding planners Luxury Events Phuket. The bride wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown from Chic Parisien Bridal Studio in Miami, Florida, combined with a Gibson Bespoke custom designed headpiece for the ceremony and a Doloris Petunia custom piece for the reception. Sarah chose charmingly mismatched champagne gold sequin dresses for her bridesmaids in individual styles selected by each bridesmaid and custom made by SA tailor. Neil Donkin created chic and subtle makeup and hair looks for the bridal party. To add to the gloriously festival-like vibe of the stylish Ko Pha Ngan beach wedding, none of the bridal party wore shoes! Ryan and his groomsmen wore suits designed by Bride & Groom and made by Taj Mahal Clothiers in Bangkok. The intimate venue was adorned with chic arrangements from I AM FLOWER and plenty of dazzling golden decorations surrounding the couple with glistening decadence, not to mention the wonderful moment where Sarah and Ryan ran through an archway of sparklers held up by their closest friends and family.

40 guests joined Ryan and Sarah for this intimate wedding, travelling from all over the world to Thailand to make it such a special event for the happy couple. We were dazzled by Sarah and Ryan’s stories of their amazing life travelling the world on yachts and considering the love that was apparent for them throughout the festivities it was clear they had made a very warm impression on the people they had befriended on their travels. Guests arrived throughout the week to join in with the couples “Welcome Night” at See Through Boutique at Haad Yao Beach, the grooms’ golf excursion to SantiBuri Country Club on Ko Samui and the electrifying Stags and Hens Full Moon Party at Haad Rin on Ko Pha Ngan.

The stylish Ko Pha Ngan beach wedding itself was quite a spectacle; Sarah walked down a beautifully sculpted sand aisle to the beach altar, the pearly white sand was flawlessly accompanied by the unspoilt azure blue sea and the rich cerise of the bridal flowers. After the ceremony the speeches were given and the atmosphere was warm and nostalgic then the night exploded into a stylish festival of dancing, laughter and colour with musical entertainment from Koh Samui Events.

We were delighted to have been included in the vibrant and stylish celebrations of such a wonderful couple. The island of Ko Pha Ngan is a truly magical and tranquil place, it was really lovely to work at such an intimate wedding giving us time to meet the guests and spend time over all the small details. We wish Ryan and Sarah the very best for the future.



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